A TIME capsule has been entrusted to the care of Hereford's Light Infantry Museum.

The brainchild of Funeral Arranger Jacqui Williams of Abbotsfield Funeral Directors in Hereford, the time capsule contains collected Herefordshire memorabilia from county organisations, businesses, schools and care homes.

It is set to remain sealed for 50 years, to be opened on the 150th anniversary of the Armistice in 2068, when it is hoped that it will help people to remember the First World War and other conflicts.

"Because this year's Remembrance Sunday was such a significant one and because of Hereford's long connections, I wanted to do something to remember those who died serving their country," Jacqui said.

"The community's response has been amazing. I wanted contributors to add poignant reminders of present-day Hereford and its history as well as writing pieces of advice and memories.

"I have received so many fascinating documents and items, including newspaper cuttings, Hereford Football Club Memorabilia, military memorabilia, reflections and painted stones from children at Hereford Cathedral school and words of wisdom from care home residents."

Jacqui presented the Hereford-themed capsule to Andy Taylor OBE DL, Rifles County Colonel of Herefordshire and curator of the Light Infantry Museum in Harold Street in a hand-over ceremony attended by County Councillor Chris Chappell and Liberal Democrat Lucy Hurds on February 8.